The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

vulgardeath Feb 16, 2015 @ 8:50pm
The Witcher wont launch, gets stuck on black screen HELP!
I am trying to start a new playthrough of The Witcher in prep for The Witcher 3. Every time i launch the game it goes to a black screen, flashes a hand mouse cursor then just stays on the black screen forever. I previously played on windows 7 but am now on windows 8.1 desktop. My rig is overkill for this game.

I have launched from all possible locations: Steam library, desktop icon, .exe file, launcher.

I have run as admin both the launcher and the .exe file.

I have gone into properties and played with compatibility mode, compatibility trouble shooter and the low res launch.

I have reinstalled the game and verified the game files multiple times.

Newest nvidia drivers installed a few days ago

I have spent about 4 hours web searching and trouble shooting this and so far come up empty. Any help would be much appreciated

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Lancer VI Feb 24, 2015 @ 1:54pm 
I have the exact same problem, though I don't ever see a mouse cursor. I sit at a black screen forever.
vulgardeath Feb 24, 2015 @ 7:14pm 
i found the solution on another forum. Go into the properties for the .exe file and run it in windows xp compatibility mode. The game is trying to run with direct x 9 which it cant find for some reason in windows 8. That worked for me

Lancer VI Feb 25, 2015 @ 4:05pm 
Thanks for letting me know.
DanteYoda Feb 25, 2015 @ 9:24pm 
Weird on my Win 7 everything ran sweet till near end game its crashing every load up.

I can still play it just crashes randomly everytime.
Last edited by DanteYoda; Feb 25, 2015 @ 9:25pm
ito | Unikrn.com Jun 29, 2016 @ 12:36pm 
Originally posted by vulgardeath:
i found the solution on another forum. Go into the properties for the .exe file and run it in windows xp compatibility mode. The game is trying to run with direct x 9 which it cant find for some reason in windows 8. That worked for me

I can't thank you enough!
Cesar Jan 19 @ 11:01am 
Originally posted by vulgardeath:
i found the solution on another forum. Go into the properties for the .exe file and run it in windows xp compatibility mode. The game is trying to run with direct x 9 which it cant find for some reason in windows 8. That worked for me
Thanks my friend
Eh, it didn't work. I tried all the way back to win 98, and still got the black screen with the Witcher cursor
Wurtang Jan 21 @ 10:06am 
"the witcher has stopper working" on black screen? Probably you are AMD user and the problem is the previous driver update, the new one solve the DX9 game problems. win 10

http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/amd-radeon-adrenalin-edition-18-1-1-driver-download.html
Yes, it's def the need to do a driver update. I did mine, and after a restart, Witcher worked fine
Last edited by VichusSmith; Jan 22 @ 5:56pm
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Date Posted: Feb 16, 2015 @ 8:50pm
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